SHHHHH…THE BELOVED IS RESTING

You may have seen a picture of Jesus carrying a little lamb on His strong, powerful shoulders. We need to take that image as our own. And recognize the loving, protective care Jesus has for the little lamb who is … Continue reading

REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE!

I was shaken. I walked through the train station, fighting back tears and nausea. I had been horribly sick while away from home. Alone. These last few days had been rough. The last six months had been rougher – filled … Continue reading

READY. SET. GO!

Have you ever seen a little girl or boy run, dance, gallop or skip full force into the arms of her or his mommy or daddy? Seeing that child’s freedom and confidence in the love of the parents is such … Continue reading

HEY! WHO CUT IN ON YOU?

Have you ever gone through a good period of time (even if it was a very short one) when things seemed to be going fairly smoothly and you were doing things pretty darn well in pretty much every way? Sweeeeet, … Continue reading

TRUTH-THINKING WILL SET YOU FREE

Christianity is a thinking activity. Every new day, every one of us as a follower of Jesus must make an intentional, thinking choice to trust our God and hold fast to God’s truth. It is in this intentionality of our … Continue reading

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – DIVINE POWER

There are days I can feel pretty powerless. Powerless to make things (even good and right things) happen for my family. Powerless to shield those I love from difficult and painful times. Powerless to accomplish the goals and dreams I … Continue reading

IF ONLY…LET GOD HOLD YOU!

“If only I had let God hold me when I wuz a younger man, I never would’uv done the things to y’all that I done” (Convinced!, p. 222). My dad spoke those words of confession, in his very thick Mississippi … Continue reading

THE TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE

Our God offers us salvation and strength as we come to Him in repentance and in trust. Yet, we’re often so full of ourselves that we have no room or willingness to accept the love and hope that God would … Continue reading

WHERE THE GOOD WAY IS

Why is doing what is best, what we know is from God’s love and leading so very difficult to choose sometimes? We know what is good and right, but we just can’t bring ourselves to do it, at least not … Continue reading